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Unity & Progress – Juneteenth 2024

On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, the last group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were finally declared free. This historic moment is commemorated…

#VoteForMentalHealth

NAMI Washington is leading an initiative to get voters registered and bring out the vote for mental health! Here are some flyers and graphics you can use to spread the…

NAMI Eastside Public Policy Committee meets Thursday June 6

As summer hits its stride and lawmakers shift their focus from policy to campaigning, NAMI Eastside is keeping up with the mental health policy that will affect our region. Our…

Last Chance – NAMI Walks is Saturday June 1 in Kirkland

NAMI Walks Mental Health Awareness Walk is Saturday, June 1 at Marina Park in Kirkland at 8 a.m. NAMI Walks is upon us! You can continue to raise funds and…

Weekly $100 Drawing for Bellevue Program Participants

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month! We’ll be sharing info, resources and words of inspiration all month, but we’re kicking off the festivities with an announcement: Weekly giveaways. The City…

This week in the community: April 29

Looking for something to do in East King County or beyond this week? We can help. Here’s a list of community events, mental health support groups, educational opportunities and more…

5 Upcoming Events – Week of 4/22

Here are five great opportuntities you should know about coming up in East King County! Send us a message or comment on our social posts with other great community events…

An evening chat with Edie Myers-Power, NAMI Eastside program manager

View and download the pdf – view the text-only version at the bottom of this page.   “Every time we bring up the topic of mental health in a normalized…
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A Conversation with Raveena Sarai, Founder of NAMI on Campus Club at UW Bothell

View and download PDF – Text only version below   Despite all the positive work of the club, funding remains limited, hindering longevity and further expansion. NAMI, a non-profit 501(c)(3),…

Youth Ambassador Series: Exploring Different Mental Health Disorders – Eating Disorders

As part of NAMI Eastside’s Youth Ambassador program, Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee is exploring the eight different mental health disorders defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). About Eating Disorders NAMI…

“We all need second or even third chances in life” – a Conversation with Joey Wilson

An interview with Joey Wilson, graduate of Bellevue College’s OLS program and star of mental health biographical documentary “The Voice Inside”. By Nathanial Stotler, Rupesh Bayalkoti, and Zhi Xuan Jiang…

Transcranial magnetic stimulation explained

TCS – Transcranial magnetic stimulation explained Maybe I was the only NAMI member that had to Google the term Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TCS) after hearing it for the first time…

Overlake Youth Mental Health Resources

View this post in its original email form as an html page.  In addition to the Youth Mental Health Conference on Friday, there are a ton of great resources available…

Youth Ambassador Series: Exploring Different Mental Health Disorders – Schizophrenia

As part of NAMI Eastside’s Youth Ambassador program, Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee is exploring the eight different mental health disorders defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).   About Schizophrenia NAMI…

Youth Ambassador Series: Exploring Different Mental Health Disorders – PTSD

As part of NAMI Eastside’s Youth Ambassador program, Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee is exploring the eight different mental health disorders defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).   About Post-Traumatic Stress…

Black History Month

February 2024 – Perspectives during Black History Month  In 1976 President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month “to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area…

1-19-24 email: New support groups

This is the plain text Spanish translation of the NAMI Eastside weekly newsletter. View this email in English in your browser here Los grupos de apoyo están dirigidos por voluntarios…
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Youth Ambassador Series: Exploring Different Mental Health Disorders – Depression

As part of NAMI Eastside’s Youth Ambassador program, Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee is exploring the eight different mental health disorders defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).   About Depression By…

Youth Ambassador Series: Exploring Different Mental Health Disorders – Bipolar Disorder

As part of NAMI Eastside’s Youth Ambassador program, Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee is exploring the eight different mental health disorders defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).   About Bipolar Disorder…

You Don’t Have to Suffer with Seasonal Depression – Tackling SAD

By Donna Lurie, a person managing seasonal depression for 20+ years What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Seasonal Affective Disorder or…

Youth Ambassador Series: Exploring Different Mental Health Disorders – Anxiety Disorder

As part of NAMI Eastside’s Youth Ambassador program, Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee is exploring the eight different mental health disorders defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).   About Anxiety Disorder…

Giving Tuesday thanks: Matching extended through Dec. 1

Thank you to everyone that donated for Giving Tuesday yesterday. It’s very encouraging to see the outpouring of support for mental health services and awareness. A huge thank you as…

Support Youth Mental Health on #GivingTuesday

Friends of NAMI have never been afraid to think big – tackling the complicated subject of mental health, and ultimately breaking the stigma that surrounds mental illness is no small…

Honoring a Legacy: Remembering Susan Rynas, Co-Founder of NAMI Eastside

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Susan Rynas, a remarkable woman who, together with her husband Mike, and with their friend, Brigitte ‘Bri’ Wiechmann, founded NAMI Eastside.…

Luncheon Press Release

NAMI Eastside Luncheon to Explore Loneliness Epidemic, Award Surgeon General The theme is inspired by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy’s work confronting the loneliness epidemic. NAMI Eastside’s luncheon seeks…

Profiles in Mental Health: Noah Kahan

Who is Noah Kahan   Noah Kahan is a rising star in the music world, and an outlier in today’s pop music scene. Not only does his stripped-down intimate style…

Photos from YMHC 2023

Enjoy some of the images from our 2023 Youth Mental Health Conference in Redmond. If you attended the conference please fill out this quick feedback form. It helps our organization…

GiveBIG for Mental Health Awareness Month

It’s mental health awareness month and there is no better way to kick it off than with the annual GiveBIG event   We are pleased to announce that all donations…

2023 Member Meeting

NAMI Eastside’s Annual Member Meeting 2023 [1/28/2023]   Thank you to everyone who attended our successful 2023 Member Meeting! You can view the recording of the Zoom meeting here:  …

Women in Transitional Housing (WITH)

    Asserting my independence started about 8 years ago right outside El Paso, Texas city limits. My three daughters and I were living with my ex-in-laws while the father…